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FOX News
Apr 28, 2010 9:00am EDT
right now are the problems which we in america will probably face in the not-too-distant future. those problems are massive out of control entitlement programs, enormous debt, massive deficits, and continuing big spending programs. in short, martha, they can't pay their bills. greece can't, out of money, portugal is threatened, spain is threatened, italy, austria, probably in the same boat down the road if this thing spreads. so if i may say, their writing is on our wall. now -- go ahead, sorry. martha:is -- i was just going to say, stuart, you listen to that list of countries and one could argue, you know, the united states has not been in the same category in terms of the strength of our economy as those countries for quite some time. >> oh, for a long, long time. the equation is not between uncle sam, the federal government and america and greece and portugal and spain. no, the association is with the state governments of california, new york, and new jersey. they have run out of money. they face an enormous decifit and budget crunch. they need bailouts. so there is a mirror image h
FOX News
Apr 7, 2010 9:00am EDT
to america us -- to "america's newsroom". martha: that's going to get a lot of attention. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody at home, i'm martha maccallum, the obama administration has already sort of shunned the phrase the war on terror, so widely used burg the -- during the bush administration. sources say this new change in the language, wee moving that word, islamic, with references to terrorism is really to demonstrate that america does not view all muz im countries through the prism of terror. bill: that's the theme president obama has pushed since taking office. the critics are questioning the strategic benefit, what do we get from it. melanie wilkes is in washington. what are the changes from the white house now? >> reporter: this attempt to move away from equating muslim countries with terrorism began a year ago when the president spoke in cairo, promising a new beginning to relations between the suts and muslim countries. now his advisers reportedly want to remove terms like islamic radicalism from a document called the national security strategy. the associated press is r
FOX News
Apr 15, 2010 9:00am EDT
at the washington monthment and joins, tennessee congressman martha blackburn, live on "america's newsroom". how are you today? >> good morning, martha, i am doing great. martha: every everywhere i go, whether it's the grocery store or school or work, people are talking about how much they're paying in taxes and what they're getting back from it and that's your central message today, right? >> that's right. do you think you're getting your money's worth from the federal government, and most people are telling us no, they are not getting their money's worth. they feel like they are overtaxed, and government is overspent, and you know, bill was just saying today is the day you pay up. actually the federal government has first right of refusallon paycheck and starting jan of '09, they were taking out all of that money that you have to reconcile and settle up with them for today and they just come and they're grabbing the rest of it. people want the federal government's hand out of their pocket. we have seen that the obama administration and this congress as truly, they are the hold on to your walle
FOX News
Apr 20, 2010 9:00am EDT
there live. stay tuned for that. on "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime, we are learning new details from two top senators serving the obama administration with subpoenas saying the pentagon and justice department are stonewalling, refusing to hand over certain information in the investigation of the fort hood massacre. why is this important? senators lieberman and collins, tops on the home land security committee saying the documents may show whether or not the government had access to information that could have prevented the killings on that post back in november and that would be a bombshell. i'm bill hemmer, good morning, everybody, busy day in "america's newsroom". martha: good morning, bill, good to be here this morning, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the senators are saying the obama administration is not living up to its promise of transparency in their opinion, suspect nidal hasan, the army major, now charged with killing 13 people on that awful day at the army base last november and the justice department officials say that releasing any information that re
FOX News
Apr 22, 2010 9:00am EDT
sector since the 1930s. critics call it a jobs killer. good morning, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: welcome back, bill, good morning to you, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. while the president is making a pitch -- senators on both sides of the aisle try to negotiate a deal, one of the top economic advisers believes this has the votes to pass. take a look. >> i think you're going to see independent members of ck, of both parties are going to read the bill and say i totally agree with what is happening here, we need to end bailouts, too big to fail, derivatives out into the open so, so i think they're going to vote for it. bull bill we're getting earth word of what the president is going to say in manhattan. major, is this speech about new policy? >> it's not, bill. this is a speech to round up votes on capitol hill, make the case, and symbolically portray what happened in the great recession as something set in motion by recklessness and to a certain measure, greed on wall street. now, the president has got about 700 people in the audience at coope
FOX News
Apr 6, 2010 9:00am EDT
start, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom" and welcome back to martha. martha: good morning to you, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum and this massive explosion ripping through what is known as the upper big branch mine and it happened during a shift change yesterday. we're just learning that this mine had six violations , dealing with ventilation issues alone, just this year. that is since january. last year, the mine faced 48 what are called unwarrantable failure orders which are considered quite serious. among the dead in yesterday's blast, and we're learning all of these individual stories now as it comes to light, in one situation, three members of the same family, an uncle and two of his nephews who were all working together were found in close proximity inside this mine and today you've got all of the reaction of friends and family. >> we really just came to pray, because we don't have immediate family in the mines, but we know so many people that work here, our pastor works at this mine. >> i just started getting the phone calls, they asked me if kendall
FOX News
Apr 9, 2010 9:00am EDT
the decifit is nothing short of a full-blown crisis. good morning, i'm imibm hemmer, welcome to america -- "america's newsroom". martha: you and i were struck by these numbering 82 percent of americans polled here say they believe the country is an economic crisis with the deafit. good morning, i'm martha mcdal u -- maccallum. this is the big record number, nearly $13 trillion in debt, and rising every second, as you can see on that, the country is literally drowning in ed ink. that is no general overestimation of what's going an-- going an and even economic advisers to the president, the word used unsustainable, we are averaging $900 billion in debt every year through 2020 and something has to be done. bill: what we find is a lot of uncertainty about the future and the legal of confidence you have to put it mildly. that confidence is weak. stephen moore, our lead today from washington. can you put lipstick on this pink, stephen? give it your best shot. >> by hill, hi martha. you look at these numbers andis dismal. i looked at these numbers, first of all, when you talked about the debt,
FOX News
Apr 14, 2010 9:00am EDT
, to high stakes terror trials. good morning, i'm bill hemmer, big day in "america's newsroom". martha: good morning bill and good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum on this wednesday morning, our nation's top law enforcement official is expected to take quite a barrage of questions from lawmakers today. it's going to be very interesting. bill: the topic list grows by the month. senator orrin hatch, he leads our broadcast, senator, welcome back here. you have stated that eric holder has made dramatic mistakes. name one. >> well, you know, just with regard to enemy combatants, he wants to give them the same constitutional rights as american citizens. i don't agree with that, i think they're enemy combatants. he wants them tried by civil courts, rather than by military commissions. he wants to close down guantanamo. i think we've got $200 million in guantanamo. so it's a perfect place to try them, it's offshore, it's safe. they just built a $75 million courtroom to take care of it. and i think those things are wrong. secondly, a number of people are very upset at the way he did not discl
FOX News
Apr 16, 2010 9:00am EDT
it affects i believe just as many people as are jobless in america. as you said, martha, you've got 367,000 foreclosures in the first quarter of this year. we have an unlimited federal government bailout that was passed by the way on christmas eve. taxpayers are on the hook for many of those foreclosures. the administration's rescue plan for mortgages is a failure, and get this, 10 percent of america's prime home mortgage borrowers are delinquent. we're not talking subprime. we are talking prime borrowers, delinquent, 10 percent of them, never been there before, and yet, this is not on the political or even the economic front burner. it's overshadowed by health care, by jobs, by corporate profits. it's on the back burner politically. that's rather strange. martha: so all this stuart leads to having a lot of inventory on the housing market, right, and now we've got home starts going up, so they're building more houses. >> yes, you've just referred to a 1.6% increase in the number of new homes on which construction has begun. that means, as you say, you're adding to the supply of homes on
FOX News
Apr 30, 2010 9:00am EDT
. foxnews.com. remember, your other news source during "america's newsroom". martha: this is a fox news alert, the government just releasing a key new economic report that gives us a better snapshot of where the economic recovery stands now. according to the latest estimate, the gdp, gross domestic product, grew at 3.2%, the first quarter of this year. the gdp is essentially a measurement of the country's overall economic output. so here to give us some clue as to what this number means for the economy, fox news business network's gerry willis. here is the latest bit of data we have to get a gauge on what the economy is doing. it's significantly lower than it was in the fourth quarter of last year. why? >> that was unsustainable, we had growth of 5.6% in the fourth quarter and that's the normal inventory rebuilding that happens after a recession. that's what was going on. so once that was sort of over, economists were looking for somebody else to pick up the slack in the economy. turned out to be consumers. they're spending at levels they haven't spent in three years. they came in with
FOX News
Apr 2, 2010 9:00am EDT
show. health of the u.s. economy, moments ago, here is where america is on the job outlook. unemployment, still at 9.7%, labor department saying we added 162,000 jobs in the month of march. we have seen added since the great recession began. but still a great deal short of what economists were hoping for and expected. good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer, live on a friday in "america's newsroom". >> i'm julia ow jeufet huddy in for martha maccallum. bill: stu varney is here to break this down, first, james rosen live from ds. what do you have? >> on the face of this latest report from the bureau of labor statistics, looks like a blast of great news and indeed white house press secretary robert bibs is tweeting most jobs in three years but if you probe beneath the surface the job market remains tough. first as you mentioned the overall unemployment rate remains unchanged at 9.7 percent, the underemployment rate which factors not only the jobless but those working part-time and full-time and as well as those who have given up looking for job, that's increased to 16.9%, s
FOX News
Apr 8, 2010 9:00am EDT
: welcome, i'm bill hemmer in "america's newsroom". martha: good morning, bill, good morning, everybody, i'm martha mccollum. reports say there were no explosives found in this situation, diplomat is not expected to face charges. here's what one woman about it from her husband who was on the plane. >> he called, said there's an incident, some guy got mad in first class and had a tantrum, the way he described it, he was kind of chuckling about it, and he said he probably tried to -- they thought maybe he tried to ignite something, he said he was probably just trying to smoke or something, and that's all he knew, har march some guy getting mad in first class, don't you hate it! we're going to have a live report from denver on all of that in moments from now. bill: not a genious on board that flight, not by a long shot, 156 passengers on board. martha: f-16s scrambled. bill: at this moment, rescue crews are working on their on foot through the upper big branch coal mine in west virginia, searching for four missing miners since a blast killed 25 colleagues on monday, the worst mining disaster
FOX News
Apr 27, 2010 9:00am EDT
. everybody, fox news alert, it is all your money and it is america's future today, a way to keep the nation's head above water, the kickoff for the president's debt commission happens in minutes, how deep it the hole today? we are more than $12 trillion in debt, that's $41,000 for every american citizen, only two things you can do when you're in debt this badly, stop spending or raise or money or perhaps -- raise more money or perhaps do both. which way will the commission go? we'll find out together on "america's newsroom". >>> that is just one big story. a big day. welcome, everybody, i'm bill hemmer. martha: good morning to you, bill, good morning, everybody, i'm martha mcical up. get ready, folks, a showdown today on capitol hill, lawmakers put goldman sachs in the crosshairs and the big event, lloyd blankfein on the hot seat. goldman is expected to deny they profited from the housing collapse and we'll be watching that very closely today. bill: indeed we will. also the disturbing image of the suspected chris may day body bomber proving the man who tried to detonate a bomb on christmas
FOX News
Apr 26, 2010 9:00am EDT
anybodyo i don't think goldman sachs is going to win any popularity contests in america this year. and certainly the democratic party wants to try to paint the republicans as the helpers of wall street, and firms like goldman, even though goldman disproportionately supports democrats in elections, the largest single contributor to president obama's campaign in 2008, but what republicans are trying to do now and you heard that from senator shelby, you heard it from senator corker and others, the pushback, saying look, we're actually trying to make this tougher on wall street. so right now, what's going on on the hill, hey, they're back and forth, you have democrat and republicans trying to work out a deal and senate majority leader harry reid push something so he can, a, look tough and b, try to keep momentum behind this thing. bill: chris stier walt -- stier wawlt, good to see you. martha: an armed man was arrested in north carolina when he simply got too close. he was at the ashville airport as president obama was leaving yesterday afternoon, this is 'can't of the man -- this is
FOX News
Apr 1, 2010 9:00am EDT
, everybody, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: happy thursday, good morning, bill, good morning, everybody, i'm martha mcical ul, good to have you with us in rhode island, there are serious concerns many of the businesses may have to permanently close. look at the water in front of that food court. and this is a state where unemployment right now is at 13 percent. that's a very tough time in rhode island, and this is making things even a little more difficult and it has an month of record rainfall across the whole northeast. in providence, it was the rainiest month ever. ever, ever. ever. in history of providence. the ocean state hit with the worst flooding in 200 years. >> we're lucky i'm on top of a hill. a lot of the other guys below where we work on the areas that were flooded out, those are the guys i feel sorry for. >> how are you feeling now? >> stressed. i'm sure everyone else is, too. my kids are stressed, they're hungry, they want to eat. i was hoping it wouldn't take this long but unfortunately it is and i got to go home and finish out bailing out my cel
FOX News
Apr 19, 2010 9:00am EDT
on that from "america's newsroom" on this monday morning. >>> in the meantime have you seen these pictures? when will the smoke and ash finally clear? from a volcano in iceland that's creating one of the worst travel disaster we have ever seen. it has stalled a continent. now, there are some signs that some of the passengers, some we say might be getting to the destinations very soon. that's where we start. good morning, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to america us noose room. -- to "america's newsroom". martha: good good morning, i'm martha maccallum, europe's airports have been closed for five days, they are trying to get people where they need to go and british airways are canceling flights for tuesday as well. so another day of grounded flights. bill: it's been a truly rough ride for passengers and the airlines, airlines are losing $200 million a day, some carriers now in a risk of filing for bankruptcy, and the situation so bad in great britain, the royal navy is sending out their ships to pick up stranded passengers on the other side of the english channel. mike tobin is live in london at
FOX News
Apr 21, 2010 9:00am EDT
and that is how we start this morning, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum here in "america's newsroom". gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. bill hemmer is on assignment today. darrell icea saying the timing is coinciding with the president's bush for reforming wall street, the white house shooting down any suggestion it had early warning. >> everybody at the white house found out like everybody else when it hits the -- when it hit the news. >> when it hit "the new york times". >> no, when it hit the news, the sec an independent agency, operates independently, nobody at white house knew anything ahead of anybody else. martha: this as new questions are emerging on the amount of campaign contributions from goldman sachs and other firms to top lawmakers across this country. who should we make of this? dana per ino is former press inspect for george w. bush. thank you for coming, good to have you. >> thanks for having me. martha: i want to play this sound bite from darrell icea and we'll get your thoughts on it. >> first of all the sec released during the trading day, that complies they were trying
FOX News
Apr 5, 2010 9:00am EDT
to "america's newsroom". martha has time with her family. >> have you ever been in a earthquake? it's horrifying. bill: the ground is moving and you feel not so good. juliet: the earthquake was felt to the border town of cal lexco, in phoenix, arizona, roads are torn up, buildings cracked from floor to ceiling, electricity posts toppled today. bill: there's a lot of reaction today. one witness said he felt like he was inside a canal in the ocean. >> we carry quite a bit of liquor and wine. so it's been cleaning up right now. >> i started like hering a roar, went outside, jumped the counter, went outside. you couldn't even walk outside. it's like everything was moving, the rails were like bending to the side, the cars were moving. >> the ground started shifting. it was like is this a dizzy spell? it happened again, and something told me to start looking around and i'm seeing all these people come out of their homes, seeing people walk down the street. >> i was like i love you, i love you, i'll done. i'm done. that was the scariest thing i ever experienced. it was horror. it wasn't li
FOX News
Apr 12, 2010 9:00am EDT
maccallum. good to have you here on "america's newsroom." gregg: i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. federal investigators are working on village new information from a fourth suspect arrested in pakistan and they say he worked with the alleged mastermind, zazi, and, a group of his friends, they were all planning to strap themselves, with explosives and detonate them, during rush hour and david lee miller is following the developing story in our new york city newsroom, what is the latest information emerging about the plot? >> reporter: you used the word chilling and chilling it is, and new yorkers that have their hair standing up on the back of their necks after hearing details, next, a fourth suspect is in custody and the story was broken by the new york daily news and, fox independently has been able to confirm it and we don't have a timeframe when the aspect was arrested or an identity and he's held in pakistan and is expected to be extradited to the u.s. where he'd then be tried in federal court, in brooklyn, where the charges were heard, against naijbullah zazi and, the source
FOX News
Apr 13, 2010 9:00am EDT
, good morning, everybody, welcome to "america's newsroom." martha: and good morning, bill, good morning, everybody i'm martha maccallum. the seiu spokeswoman breaking the news to staffers yesterday in an e-mail, and, it could have a huge impact, on the union. bill: and a close ally to the president, and visiting the white house 20 times, in the first six months of president obama's first term and he was hand-picked by the president to serve on the debt commission, and, molly henneberg is live in d.c. and first up, why is he stepping down? good morning. >> reporter: hi, bill, and it is a big job, an exhausting job and he has had it for a while and may be the right time, and, it's not clear yet why, exactly, the head of the seiu since 1996 wants out of the top job, and an e-mail from a local leader in seattle, who is also a member of the union's board, tells the star stern decided to step down, but, stern has not said publicly what -- why or what he intends to do, at the end of his term in 2012. the union represents 2.2 million people mainly in health care and state and local government e
FOX News
Apr 23, 2010 9:00am EDT
. and actually, it raises a question for us here in america, are any americans safe, which are also running out of money, are they in a similar situation to greece. california springs to mind, with a $20 billion decifit. martha: yeah, well, that's pretty scary. stuart, thank you very much. stuart varney, from "varney p company", coming up thoon channel. bill: more fallout from health care reform today and because of that, bad news for sallie mae employees, the largest student lender, cutting 2500 members. they have a new law that cuts banks out of the student loan process. that was part of the health care reform. the move ultimately is supposed to benefit students. sallie mae says it's forcing the company to restructure under those new rules. eight minutes past now. martha: a crisis in the gulf of mexico this morning, new fears of a possible oil spill from that sunken drilling platform off the coast of louisiana. now, an environmental group is saying today it could have a huge impact. marine life and vegetation, all along the cufl coast, is in danger if the oil from that rig reaches the shore,
FOX News
Apr 29, 2010 9:00am EDT
'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". good morning. martha: good morning, mr. hemmer! good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. good to have you with us today. the firestorm over the arizona law is a rallying cry for planned protests over the course of this weekend. look for more than 70 cities across the united states to have demonstrators out there claiming this law is racist and that it is reminiscent of nazi germany. bill: president obama weighing in on the issue of immigration reform but revealing he may not be able to act now, the president suggesting there's not an appetite in congress to deal with such a large issue. listen here. >> look, we've gone through a very tough year, and i've been congress -- i've been working congress pretty hard. i know there may not be an appetite immediately for another controversial issue. there's work that has to be done on energy. mid-terms are coming up. so i don't want us to do something just for -- for the sake of politics. martha: there you have it. coming up, we're going to ask karl rove what he thinks about this arizona la
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